Lake Martin


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Date: 7/13/2020

Block the Heat, Glare and UV Rays but Keep the View of Lake Martin, AL with Performance Window Films, LLC. Energy Efficient solutions with professional 3M™ glass window tinting services for residential projects around the Lake Martin area. The installers are not car tinters, they are the only IWFA accredited

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Man killed in Millbrook shooting Saturday night, suspect still sought


Date: 7/12/2020 5:26:00 PM

According to Millbrook Police Chief PK Johnson, at about 11:52 p.m. officers responded to the 2600 block of Sharon Lane, where they found 24-year-old Millbrook resident Kendrick T. Williams on the

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AHSAA continues to prepare for fall sports season despite concerns about COVID-19

Montgomery Advertiser

Date: 7/11/2020 4:09:00 AM

Everyone has questions: will there be a fall season? Will there be fans? What's the protocol? It's still too early, but the AHSAA is trying to answer

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Work underway to fix transformer at Elmore Correctional Facility


Date: 7/10/2020 8:23:00 PM

An ADOC spokeswoman said the the facility lost primary power as a result and back-up generators had to be brought in while repairs are being made

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Tommy Tuberville goes low profile to run out clock in runoff with Jeff Sessions

Date: 7/10/2020 12:21:00 PM

When Tommy Tuberville hit the campaign trail last year to tell Republican voters he would fight for President Trump, his promises sounded a lot like the other GOP candidates. But name recognition

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• River: Tallapoosa River
• Length: 880 Miles
• Surface Area: 41,150 Acres
• Volume: 1,622,000 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 2,984 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 41 Feet
• Length: 31 Miles
Lake Martin is a man-made reservoir located in Tallapoosa, Elmore and Coosa counties in Alabama on the Tallapoosa River. It was formed by the construction of Martin Dam on the Tallapoosa River. The Martin Dam powerhouse is used to generate hydroelectric power for the Alabama Power Company. Construction on Martin Dam began in 1923 and was completed in 1926, creating what was at that time the largest man-made body of water in the world. Originally known as Cherokee Bluffs for the geological formation upon which it was built (which erroneously recognized the historic indigenous people of the area), the dam was renamed in 1936 in honor of Thomas Martin, the then-president of Alabama Power Company.

One of the largest man made lakes in the United States, Lake Martin is a popular recreation area for swimming, boating, fishing, water skiing, camping, and golfing. The Dixie Sailing Club operates on Lake Martin. Many waterfront neighborhoods and luxury homes are located on Lake Martin. The cities of Alexander City, Dadeville, and Eclectic are nearby.

Lake Martin hosts many events throughout the year, including fishing tournaments, a fireworks show on the Fourth of July, and the Alexander City Jazz Festival, an annual event every June in downtown Alexander City and at the Lake Martin Amphitheatre.

Lake Martin includes many popular attractions, including eagles nest, natural sand beaches, restaurants, camping areas and popular islands. The lake has several landmarks, such as the Kowaliga Bridge, and several marinas, but perhaps the most recognized landmark on the lake is Chimney Rock, a large rock formation that resembles a chimney. Chimney Rock is located several hundred yards away; the formation which most people call Chimney Rock is Acapulco Rock. The area was the Tallapoosa River gorge before Martin Dam was built, and the water is more than 150 feet deep. The spot is visited by thousands of boaters yearly, who park in front of "The Rock" to watch people climb up 60 feet and jump off into the water.

Lake Martin has become a weekend getaway for many of Birmingham, Montgomery and even Atlanta's elite.

Alabama has a lake of a similar name, the Logan Martin Lake on the Coosa River, but Lake Martin and Logan Martin Lake are not part of the same river system.
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